books

Caring for yourself

on June 29, 2020

You know the adage about putting on your own oxygen mask before helping others, right? We’ve all heard that line during the safety demonstration on airplanes and I can’t think of any time when it’s more apt than right now. And I can’t think of any time when it’s harder. Taking time to look after…

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Throwback to that time I wrote a book about vampires…or did I?

on October 14, 2018

Time for vampires, witches, and all things spooky, no? It’s the season for reading Gothic, so gather round and let’s talk about THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST my only Gothic novel, and my love letter to Victoria Holt, Ann Radcliffe, and Mary Stewart. There are lots of goodies with this one, and today’s post puts them…

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Happy October!

on October 1, 2018

In case you’ve missed this post on my favorite seasonal reads, I’m popping it up here again. Happy reading! I don’t like to be scared–not really. A little suspense is fine, but no outright horror, please. Here are a few of my seasonal favorites: *Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. WITCHES. That’s all you need. *The…

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Veronica on sale!

on May 31, 2018

I LOVE this Veronica latte pic from @theartfulelle celebrating A PERILOUS UNDERTAKING–and right now Veronica’s second adventure is only $1.99 in digital!

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Reminders and book recs!

on February 7, 2018

If you’re in the greater Atlanta area, don’t forget to come see me–and Lauren Willig!–at our events this weekend. Friday we’re at the Mountain View Public Library, and on Saturday we’ll be at Books For Less in Buford courtesy of the Gwinnett County Public Library. Details on the Appearances page. We’ll be speaking and signing–I’ll…

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Holiday reads!

on December 6, 2017

Oh, I do love seasonal reads, don’t you? Here are some of my favorites: *NIGELLA CHRISTMAS. The definitive holiday cookbook with options for every possible kind of feast. Worth buying for the snappy prose and utterly perfect roast potato recipe alone. *MARTHA STEWART’S CHRISTMAS. A throwback to be sure, but I love flipping through the…

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We have a giveaway!

on August 23, 2017

Check out this fabulous sweepstakes provided by my publisher! It features women who defy convention by authors you love–Amanda Quick, Joanna Bourne, Jennifer Ashley, and Sherry Thomas. Oh, and I’m in there too! Enter for your chance to win ALL FIVE books–A CURIOUS BEGINNING, THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, A STUDY IN SCARLET WOMEN,…

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We’ve got a sweepstakes!

on August 9, 2017

My fabulous publisher is offering a chance to win a Veronica Speedwell library! That’s both Veronica books and an advance copy of A TREACHEROUS CURSE–10 runners up will receive advance copies of TREACHEROUS. Check it out and good luck!

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Have I got recs for YOU!

on August 8, 2017

So ordinarily I save book recs for the newsletter, but I can’t stop myself. Last week I read one that was just SO IMPOSSIBLY GOOD, I had to share. Mackenzi Lee’s THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE is unspeakably delicious. I’ve seen it termed a YA historical, but if you’re not a usual YA…

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Hidey ho!

on June 26, 2017

Goodness me, it’s almost the very end of June, and I can’t imagine how that happened. There has been a LOT going on at Casa Raybourn, y’all. In May, our daughter graduated from college and that kicked off about six weeks of coincidental chaos–coincidental because it had nothing to do with her graduation but the…

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